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“Just as it appears, a relaxed and worthwhile artsy café”
Review of Cafe Hood

Cafe Hood
Ranked #4 of 134 Restaurants in Banos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Cafe, International, Fusion
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: CAFE HOOD will always strive to have interesting, thoughtful food. Our menu is innovative with a fresh look for lunch and dinner. We offer cocktail drinks, coffee and many amazing deserts. Our restaurant atmosphere was created to give peace and great memories to travelers in a cozy environment. It is our goal to provide Baños with a restaurant that showcases international food, using high quality and sustainable ingredients combined with innovative cooking. If you are look for something healthy, a good price and delicious you found it!
Bermuda
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just as it appears, a relaxed and worthwhile artsy café”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Welcoming staff, great location, and tasty food with a wide variety of options. A good portion of the diverse (not typically Ecuadorian) menu caters to vegetarian tastes, but these delightful options can be amended for the carnivores among us. With a bustling Saturday afternoon outside, Café Hood was a bit calmer and inviting. I had the burrito con carne, and while not mind-blowing, it certainly hit the spot after a day of traveling. The laid back feel, good food, and creative art work makes this a solid starting point before further investigating the town.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Read loads of great reviews, including lonely planet. Great location and great art inside.

Visited on a Sunday afternoon for coffee and snacks. Place was not very busy but waiter seemed pretty stressed. Was also wanting to use wifi to catch up on emails, given complicated password by waiter that didn't work and dismissively told me to check password on router that was pretty high up on the counter.
Coffee was ok, my partner enjoyed the juice and his ice cream sundae. I had seasonal fruit with cream and honey that was pretty standard but in fairness was pretty cheap in price.

Here for a couple of days but would not be going back for standard food and dismissive service

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Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Art, Great People”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

The menu had a wide variety of foods to choose from, which was a nice change from the patacones and rice that had become the norm for me in Ecuador. I had the Pad Thai and it was delicious! The art on the walls was also really beautiful... it was a most like eating in a gallery with all the murals, sketches, and photos on the walls. Definitely a nice environment! And the wait staff was incredibly friendly and happy, which made my meal that much more enjoyable. P.S. If you go, save dome room for the brownie! We ordered it and it was DELICIOUS! It was made with some orange zest which gave it an amazing and unique flavor!

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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

This place is great! I'm a vegetarian and can eat here really easily. Not only are there options, but they're great! I love the Plato Hindu (sort of like chickpea stew) so much that I've eaten it twice now since we've been in town. My boyfriend had ordered the Asian stir fry and the Arabic lamb chop fish and has enjoyed both.

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Dublin
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place. I had a pasta dish which i added meat to. It Was so tasty and Full of flavour. I Would highly recommend, very fresh and made to order food. The Service Was great and the place itself is very quirky

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